BioShock Infinite: Meet the Siren
posted on 03.27.12 at 08:01 AM EST by (@salromano)
Bringing the dead back to life.

The final of BioShock Infinite‘s heavy hitter enemy reveals is the Siren, a wavy, flowy, and terrifying screamer able to bring the dead back to life.

“The Siren is sort of our nod to a major social movement at the turn of the century,” said creative director Ken Levine. “There was a sense of the spiritual world, and I don’t mean like when you ask people, ‘Oh, are you religious?’ and they say, ‘No. I’m spiritual.’ No, I mean, people were actually talking about contacting the dead and speaking to the dead.”

Considering she’s able to bring the dead back to life, you’ve now got more than one problem on your plate.

“One of your challenges is going to be: who do I deal with? Do I deal with the Siren, because if I kill her, all the enemies she brought back to life will also return to their graves. Or do I deal with the guys who are actually shooting me. And I think that’s one of the real tensions that you have in the battle.”

Watch the Siren vignette below. Check out an official screenshot at the gallery.

  • http://gearsjourney.blogspot.com Acidicsam

    Looks great! Can’t wait!

  • Locksus

    I thoroughly trust Ken and his team to make this the best in the franchise. Looks awesome!

  • RedWolfe

    I think its cool how they’re releasing little tidbits of information as to not spoil too much but keep the game on people’s minds.

    Definitely looking forward to this one.